heel/foot problems and Hashis
I have read that excess dry skin / calluses on the feet are a symptom of Hashimoto's. I recently had severe foot pain, swelling, redness and the area was hot to the touch- so I went to a podiatrist. Through x-rays he found that I have bursitis in my foot. We were talking about what caused it- and he said that I had 2 pin point calluses under the troubled area that may have aggravated the problem- he removed both. I then asked him about hashi's and dry skin - he told me that people with hashi's produce more dry skin and calluses then those without. I told him that I need to use a pumice on my feet a couple times a week and that barely keeps up with the problem. He recommended that I try Heel Balm by Flexitol. I have been using it now for about 2 weeks- one time a day- and can not believe the difference. I haven't had to use the pumice at all.
I wish I knew about this before I developed the calluses - perhaps the bursitis would not have developed.
I have learned so much from this board and hope that this might help someone else.
-JC in CA